This post is written in both Chinese and English.
哈尔滨人最引以为豪的当属冰灯和雪雕。哈尔滨的冬天很冷，最低可以到零下 30 度左右，所以这里下雪也很多。哈尔滨人利用天然的材料——冰雪去装点冬日里的城市。哈尔滨最著名的景点当属“哈尔滨冰雪大世界”，每年可以吸引超过 100 万来自世界各地的游客参观。如果有机会，我强烈建议您去哈尔滨看看，看看我美丽的家乡。
As the title says, I’m going back home for a Chinese New Year holiday! But this post is not much about the Chinese New Year traditions, which I will introduce in a separate post; I would like to introduce my home city, Harbin, to you guys.
Firstly, here is some geographical knowledge. Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, locates in the north-eastern China. Heilongjiang is a border province of China, and Harbin is near to Russia, Korea, Japan and Mongolia.
When talking about a Chinese city, you may think it should look like this:
But in fact, Harbin looks like this:
Due to its special history, Harbin was heavily influenced by Russia. For instance, as a person from Harbin, I grew up eating rice and noodles, as well as bread and sausage. There are also probably more churches than temples in Harbin.
What Harbin people are proud of most is ice lantern and snow sculptures. The winter in Harbin is freezing, as the lowest temperature could be as low as -30 Celsius degree; so it snows a lot. We use the natural resources, ice and snow, to create decorations all over the city. The most famous tourist attraction of Harbin should be the “Harbin Ice and Snow World”. It attracts more than 1 million tourists from all over the world every year. When possible, I highly recommend you to pay a visit to Harbin, to see what a beautiful city it is.
This post is written while I am waiting for my flight at the airport. Now I’m ready to board, and here’s the end of this post.
See you guys in the (Chinese) New Year!
PS: Due to personal reasons, this post is published several weeks late.